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PBS
Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
quote denied by the obama administration, appears in the "washington post." it says u.s. intelligence agencies have gained access to hundreds of millions of google and yahoo user accounts by secretly tapping into company data centers. late today, six top tech companies-- yahoo, google, aol, apple, microsoft and facebook-- sent a letter to congress, calling for enhanced privacy protections. barton gellman broke the story for "the washington post."
FOX News
Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is a fox news alert. it is official. the obama administration just announcing it is granting a six week extension until march 31st for americans to sign up for obama care and avoid penalties. now, the extension was expected since h.h.s. said they planned to do it as technical problems continue to plague the web site. also tonight, many young americans, they are laughing at obama care. so what makes you think they would buy insurance on the exchanges if they are busy laughing at it and, if they don't, you tell me, where are we going to get the money? >> we're probably just overloaded with traffic, millions of americans are visiting healthcare.gov, which is great news. unfortunately, the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. >> secretary sebelius and her comments, she is already the laughing stock of america. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those technical problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer? >> why didn't she know that the president's signature legislation was, in fact, in trouble? >> the incompetence in building t
CBS
Oct 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
willing to take. >> reporter: kxix 5. >>> lawmakers are pressing the obama administration to move back the deadlines for people to sign health insurance. >> reporter: the obama administration is promising to ticks the new health care web site by the end of november. a group of senate democrats is looking for more. >> what i'm proposing is that we extend the period in which people can enroll so we can make sure we get as many people who want health insurance able to enroll and be able to be covered. >> reporter: new hampshire senator jane sheheen is calling the roll-out a disaster. she sent a letter to the president urging him to push back the deadline. many republicans are also frustrated with the launch of healthcare.gov. darrell isa of the reform committee says he may issue subpoenas to the health and human services department. >> so that we can, on half of the american people straighten out as much as can be straightened out, which is above the water, the 90% below the water like an iceberg, the other problems in obama care. >> reporter: contractors pointed to last-minute design changes
PBS
Nov 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
policy inside the obama administration for the sort of stuff he can't do through congress and so the real question comes to funding. we need "x" amount of dollars to rebridge this bridge, shore up this shoreline, work on roads and infrastructure and be prepared for wildfires and excessive heat, it will ultimately be up to congress to decide how to appropriate but to the extent he can use executive power to further his policy goals and say, hey, i believe climate change exists and we need to take it seriously. this is his effort to do that. >> so what does it mean for a local government? all of those things that you outlined raising bridges and so forth, that all costs money. >> if local governments want to make the case that they needed added infrastructure dollars, they can certainly do it in this context to say we're coastal, we're in a tornado zone, or what have you. but to the extent the local governments don't want to actively participate, the question then becomes is the federal government going to be at least under the obama administration holding this executive order and
FOX Business
Oct 30, 2013 10:00pm EDT
it is going ahead. and the idea of deferring as not only the obama administration and democratic make app coflect tick but healthcare insurance companies are scared there will be some form of delay on the individual mandate because of the result, will be that tear up their business model, as you know, and tear up profits, we're looking at prospect here, if there is a careful reasoning and careful understanding among everyone about a direction to head toward, that we're talking about a second of the economy that is now vulnerable,e, becaue the web site did not work, and obamacare is built on what is a very, very faulty assumption, and presumption because of mandate, that young people will sign up for health care they don't need. these risks are very high. where are the republicans headed now, and what is the course you all will follow? >> we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this you point odd one major issue, the cyber security issue, as you heard, that you know we're concerned about that you know, therure americans who are managing to get on to web site at this point, at
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 2:30am EST
>>> the first obama administration official testifying before a house committee about the botched obama care rollout has apologized, weakly, but then she maintained the kris acceptable, incredibly, is working. listen to marilyn tavenner construct what is at the very least ahn alternative universe. >> we have a system that's working. we're going to improve the speed of that system. >> excuse me. >> yes? >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed that we want and at the success rate that we want. and those are the things we're working on. >> congressman trey gowdy, member of the house oversight judiciary committees. he chairs the immigration and border security subcommittee. congressman, great to have you with us. let's start with, if we may, obama care. this president lied. his administration lied. and persisted over a period of more than three years in maintaining the fiction that people could keep their insurance plans if they chose. your reaction? >> well, i hate it for my fellow citizens, but there were lots
ABC
Oct 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
headache for the obama administration. which is now in full damage-control mode. the outrage keeps growing. american allies around the world are furious about claims of u.s. spying. >> the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany. with mexico. with the other countries. >> reporter: this morning, the obama administration is managing the fallout. in a statement, u.s. officials say the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns of u.s. citizens and allies. "the wall street journal" reports that the white house cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking german chancellor angela merkel. the germans are enraged. stoking their anger, headlines this weekend that the u.s. has been listening to merkel's cell phone since 2002. and that president obama knew about it. the nsa denies that the president was aware. also reports overseas, the u.s. embassy in berlin houses a secret listening post to spy on german government officials and business le
FOX News
Oct 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
december 1st. obama administration says this will all be working as of november 30th. try december 1st. >> thanks. >> good luck. next guest force president obama to stick to his promise. what is he doing? you will find out next. ready to run your lines? okay, who helps you focus on your recovery? yo, yo, yo. aflac. wow. [ under his breath ] that was horrible. pays you cash when you're sick or hurt? [ japanese accent ] aflac. love it. [ undehis breath ] hate it. helps you focus on getting back to normal? [ as a southern belle ] aflac. [ as a cowboy ] aflac. [ sassily ] aflac. uh huh. [ under his breath ] i am so fired. you're on in 5, ck. [ male announcer ] when you're sick or hurt, aflac pays you cash. find out more at aflac.com. >> warning going out to trick or treaters in one neighborhood. a woman says she will not be handing out children she think are overweight. instead she will send them home with a letter to their parents the letter reads your child is in my opinion moderately obese -- my hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this halloween and not allow your
FOX News
Oct 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
might be december 1st. obama administration says this will all be working as of november 30th. try december 1st. >> thanks. >> good luck. next guest force president obama to stick to his promise. what is he doing? you will find out next. >> warning going out to trick or treaters in one neighborhood. a woman says she will not be handing out children she think are overweight. instead she will send them home with a letter to their parents the letter reads your child is in my opinion moderately obese -- my hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits. so why is this woman doing this? well, here is what she told a local radio station. >> i just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. i think it's really irresponsible of parents to sort of send them out, looking for free candy just because all of the other kids are doing it. >> now you be the judge. is this woman helping neighborhood kids or should she leave their eating habits up to their parents and but but
FOX Business
Nov 2, 2013 4:00am EDT
the obama administration is scrambling to wish her that this signature legislative achievements survive the obamacare disaster. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: evening, everyone. the obamacare website is a disaster. max baucus is calling for major changes in the program now in enrollment numbers for the firs few days of the obamacare rollout are dramatically disappointing for the administration. the white house has been telling us for months that millions of americans have been visiting health care.gov, but thehouse oversight committee released internal notes from meetings that show only six people in total successfully enrolled on the first day enrolled. obamacare is a train wreck that has become a laughingstock as a result. as of today, the white house pushed back expectations, taping them down and jay carney said that we don't expect those numbers to be very high and we never did. ed henry is at the white house with our report. reporter: embarrassed over the rollout of president obama signature domestic achievement that only six people signed up on day one and was criticized by
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
. polygamy rice. >> good tuesday morning. right now on "first look," the obama administration new three years ago that millions that liked their health insurance actually cannot keep it. u.s. navy dialing back our surveillance. somber anniversary. one year ago today superstorm sandy forever changed the landscape of 24 states. how well have you recovered and what's ahead? plus st. louis juggled both the world series and monday night football. britney spears is unknowingly help the u.s. fight somalia pirates. and he's a happy groom. good morning i'm mara schiavocampo. the obama administration knew for three years that millions of americans would not be able to keep their health insurance. one of president obama's key selling points for his new health care law. >> if you got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tells nbc news between 50% and 75% of americans can expect a cancellation letter over the next year. that's because their existing
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 11:30am EDT
libby casey in washington. as the obama administration races to fix the healthcare.gov website, critics are turning up the heat. the latest issue, how many americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individuals in the market did not stay on their policies, they were kicked off for pre-existing conditions. they saw their premiums go up 20% a year
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 7:30pm EDT
the us u.s. government of. >> there are two things they are accusing the obama administration of doing. one of violating pac pakistani sovereignty by launching a military attack on pakistani soil without islamabad's permission. and the other thing islamabad is accusing them of doing is skuttling an effort to broker peace talks about the pakistani taliban. therthey are arguing that with e death that basically that everything is lameverything islg to achieve is back at square one. the pack ta pakistani citizens g to be suffering from the attacks within their borders. >>> vandait's widely assumed the pakistani government has been cooperating first with the bush administration and now with the obama administration. it's been the obama administration h that has increased the frequency of these attacks some would argue out of a sense that the pakistanis have not been doing enough to crack down on taliban and al qaeda sacactivitywithin it's borders. there was recently a front page story in the "washington post" that outlined in detail, not just how much access the pakistani government was giv
FOX News
Nov 2, 2013 1:30pm PDT
olympics went live. only 248 people are enrolled by end of day two. the obama administration needs 30 thine,000 people a day to enroll to meet its goals and make the system work. the white house calls the figures rough figures and they will reveal numbers in mid-november. enrollment will be a close, slow build. >> there is no qi it has been made more challenging by the poorly functioning website. that's on us. that's why we are dedicating the resources and the brain power to get it fixed. >> the obama administration expects the numbers for october to be, quote, relatively low. >> molly, thanks very much. >>> the big apple is ramping up security ahead of the new york city marathon. that's tomorrow. in addition to screening the runners and supporters, nearly every inch of the 26.2 mile route is being monitored. bomb-sniffing dogs are patrolling the streets and the helicopters overhead are keeping watch. the new york city marathon is coming just months after the deadly bombings near the finish line of the boston marathon. >>> it has been just over one month since the launch of the health
FOX Business
Oct 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
website on which the obama administration spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. congressman rick nolan of minnesota, another democrat, effectively told the president to grow up and take ownership of the obama care mess and to fix it. congressman nolan told president obama to quote, man up, let us know who is responsible and who was in charge here and fire them. and tonight, the liberal national media seems less comfortable with the obama administration. the new york times defending health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, white placing the blame on the obama care disaster clear on the president. the washington post featured a front-page article today on the already-failing on the health care co-ops. created by the government to provide competition for the major corporate insurers. even the cbs and nbc anchors reporting the grim news for this administration. that they usually support and shield from such news. >> as we have been reporting this new website unveiled by the obama administration for folks who want to sign up for health insurance coverag
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 11:30am EDT
sedney, you just left the obama administration in may. so what is legality? what are the questions here? and if the u.s. is at war with al-qaeda, what justification does it have to go across the borders to meet those ends? >> first of all, i'll stress that i'm no longer with the administration but the united states has the right and responsibility for self defense. when others are attacking us the government has the duty to respond to that, and part that have duty is being carried out right now by these attacks. in yemen the legality issue i think is different because there is an explicit statement by the leader of yemen that has supported these attacks. in pakistan the situation is more murky. it's not clear to the people of pakistan or the government of pakistan but the bottom line of the united states is if we don't do these attacks then more americans will die. for those who are attacking us in time square, elsewhere in the world are making their plans, raising their money and training in this area. >> i want you to respond to that, what option does the u.s. have if the pakistanis a
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
investigation finds the obama administration reportedly knew for at least three years that millions of americans would not be able to keep their health insurance. that has been one of president obama's key selling points for his new health care law. >> if you've got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tell nbc news between 45% to 50% can expect to find a cancellation letter in the past year. the reason, their existing policies do not meet the minimum standards mandated by the new health care law. 2010 obama care regulations do cite a normal turnover in the individual insurance market. now the white house is pushing back on the investigation. josh ernest tweeted, quote, that's "a," not new, and "b," not caused by aca. it's a problem aca will solve. for more, head to nbcnews.com. >>> also on monday the obama administration granted a six-week extension without penalty to sign up for coverage. the new deadline now is march 31th. >>>
FOX Business
Oct 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT
with the obama administration. the new york times defending health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, white placing the blame on the obama care disaster clearly on the president. the washington post featured a front-page article today on the already-failing on the health care co-ops. created by the government to provide competition for the major corporate insurers. even the cbs and nbc anchors reporting the grim news for this administration. that they usually support and shield from such news. >> as we have been reporting this new website unveiled by the obama administration for folks who want to sign up for health insurance coverage, has been a mess from the start. >> she was touted by the first to earn roll in delaware. although obama did say it took a few tries. she said it took her seven hours over 11 days. >> seven hours over 11 days. >> cbs and nbc finally reporting what has become obvious to anyone who watches fox business or fox news. but you may wonder where abc's diane sawyer was on the subject. so we were there. abc news didn't cover the oma care disaster
FOX News
Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm PDT
journal" poll. is the obama administration losing credibility? former senior advisor president reagan pat buchanan joining us. nice to see you, pat. >> good to see you, greta. >> flippant or does he care? >> he is arrogant. the president of the united states unbelievably. he deliberately mislead, deceived the american people about whether or not they could keep their healthcare and this is suddenly discovered and blown up and said don't worry about it, these are bad apple insurerrers. you can do away with those policies. we can get you new ones. the more serious thing here is, really, this is a manifest act of incompetence on the part of the administration. but more seriously it goes to his credibility, which goes to character, which goes to integrity. last week, the president of the united states left office because he had failed to tell the truth about a major matter we are told three years mislead presidential the people people. people were told you can keep your doctors and insurance. they were not telling the truth. they were systematically deceiving the american people. i don't know
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, the obama administration and under democrat control here the last four years, we have passed all of one appropriation bill on time. that's one out of 48 that was done on time. it was a milcon bill about 2011, as i call. wrong is better with a deadline. again, you see this with the debt limit and with what we just went through these last few weeks. we can do better. this legislation would keep the impetus for congress to act without including the threat of another costly and destructive shutdown. i think it's a good idea. it's one that is already bipartisan, should be adopted by both sides. we had a vote on it earlier this year, it got nearly half of this chamber. i hope others will take a look at it. i think, particularly with what we have just gone through, it's something that our constituents would think would make a lot of sense. i hope it gets the support that it deserves in this body. of course, in addition to dealing with the government shutdown in this budget conference that we are meeting on this week, we also have a chance to address the debt limit, which is going to come u
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
going ahead. and the idea of deferring has not only the obama administration and the democratic party appeaplectic, t insurance is scared because of the individual mandate because the result will be to tear up their business model as you know and tear up profits. we're looking at the prospect here, if there isn't careful reasoning and a careful understanding amongst everyone here about a direction to head toward that we're talking about one-sixth of the economy that is now vulnerable because a website, as the president put it, didn't work because obama care itself is built now on what we see as a very, very faulty assumption and presumption because of the mandate that young people are going to sign up for health care that they typically do not need. these risks are very high. where are the republicans headed now, and what is the course you all will follow? >> well, we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this. you know, you pointed out one major issue here, and the cybersecurity issue, as you heard, that we're very concerned about that. you know, there are americans who are m
FOX News
Oct 28, 2013 8:00pm PDT
are at least half a dozen major controversies inside the obama administration that the president apparently didn't know anything about. today in the "wall street journal" front page headline says obama unaware as u.s. spied on world leaders. and i i believe that's true. while some americans think about mr. obama knew about fast and furious, irs, benghazi, libya, and the nasa spying while they were in -- nsa spying while they were in development. the president does not manage in a microway. he delegates often to incompetent people. most vivid example is the enormous screw up in obama care. that's the president's signature issue and he was apparently totally unaware that the roll out was broken. now, i could be wrong. i could be wrong about this. barack obama may have micromanaged all that stuff i mentioned. it's possible, but i believeimp. last night on "60 minutes," the horror of four americans being murdered in benghazi, libya are was portrayed. lt. colonel andy wood said he warned the obama administration al qaeda was hunting the american ambassador. >> tried to assassinate the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 3:00am EDT
-maliki came here to the white house, he said, with an urge request. he wanted the obama administration to speed up for promise additional equipment for the armed forces in iraq. at the end of the meeting barack obama said the u.s. was committed to helping iraq fight al qaeda, but did not give specifics. >> throughout the discussion, the main theme was that the united states wants to be a strong and effective partner with iraq. >> we had a common vision about all issues discussed when it comes to diagnosing the return of terrorism to the middle east. we talked about ways of counting terrorism and had similar positions and ideas. >> the obama administration wanted concrete promises from iraq's prime minister that he'd change the way he's governing, making it more inclusive, leading to the election. they said it was the goal. they didn't outline what, if anything, they have agreed to. >> gunmen kidnapped two german citizens in the eastern bekaa valley. the national newsagency said the kidnappers are demanding a ransom for their release. it's not known where they are being held. >> a papular
PBS
Oct 30, 2013 3:00am EDT
making a decision on his future. >>> all right. we begin with the obama administration facing a firestorm of criticism on two fronts. there's health care and an important hearing we will have more on that in a moment. >> but first the growing calls to stop spying on allies. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: under fire for allegedly spying on americans and america's friends. the nation's spy chief made no apologies. >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work within the law. >> u.s. intelligence listened in on the conversations of 35 american allies. reports that drew sharp criticism from top members of congress in both parties. >> the reports are very disturbing. friends don't spy on friends. >> reporter: or do we? is spying on friends still going on? >> is the united states now listening in on the phone conversations of friendly presidents and prime ministers? >> john, i'm not going to get in to discussions of specific activities, intelligence gathering activities. >> we are listening in to the conversations of friendly heads o
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
on their heels. and the reports out overnight about the fact that the obama administration actually knew that maybe as high as 80% of people with individual policies would lose them, at the same time the president repeatedly said you can keep the policy you have if you like it, now you have to ask the question, when did he know it? what did he know? we'll ask that question of secretary sebelius tomorrow in the energy and commerce committee. these are issues of trust that the democrats are going to have to respond to when we go into this election cycle a year from now. >> do you have to campaign? does your republican candidates have to campaign beyond -- do you have to not look like you're rooting for failure? do you have to campaign on a solution that -- i mean, one thing the house republicans haven't had is their own health care plan to run on. >> right. >> i know paul ryan was coming up with one. is that the idea that you'll rally around what paul ryan is writing for january? >> well, first of all, two things. one, you do have to talk about how you're going to solve problems, whic
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 3:30am EDT
. >> so the obama administration said multiple times that you can keep your insurance policy, what have they been talking about and what about this miscommunicati miscommunication. >> they were looking at the employer market. they were trying to maintain the way people were getting their existing policy. many people may like their existing policy, but they may have to change. >> if they have to change, and they're getting this letter in the mail, what option dos they have? >> they can go to healthcare.gov . they can browse, they can talk to an independent broker, they can shop around, they can buy through these new marketplaces or off the market places but they need to look and see what other options are out there for them and sign up for something. >> what aspects of these insurance plans aren't hitting the wall? why aren't they having to change their plans or getting cancellation notice. >> it may be that the actuarian levels might not be high enough. basically they're not compliant with the new system that they're setting up for health insurance. you cannot set up a new comprehensive
FOX News
Oct 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
involved the meaning of the word "is" and what that was. the equivalent in the obama administration and the health care rollout disaster apparently is the word "grandfathered." here's jim. >> millions of americans are getting letters like this saying their current plans will be canceled because they're noncompliant with obama care requirements. letters like this one in seattle which say the current plan will be discontinued. >> as of december 31st, my plan would be canceled and i would be automatically rolled in a health care bronze plan. >> his income doesn't qualify for subsidies, so his costs are soaring. >> my premiums would increase approximately 61%. i went from $891 a month to $1437 a month. and also my deductibles all doubled. >> today in congress, hhs secretary sebelius and democratic allies sought to blame all cancellations of policies on insurance policies, not the requirements of obama care. >> insurance companies are cancelling lousy policies with high prices because they can't compete. >> does the aca require insurance companies to discontinue the plans that people had whe
CBS
Oct 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
the obama administration will face more pressure to reveal how many people signed up online for health care coverage. it's a question republicans are asking after the troubled roll-out of a new web site. the site -- the application, enrollment system went down. the secretary of health and human services kathleen is a deal use will appear on wednesday. >>> a spanish newspaper saying the u.s. spied on more than 60 million phone calls in spain in one month alone. suzanne mcguinness has the latest on the first round of headaches, also the strained relations between the u.s. and its allies. >> a european union delegation in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids, members of congress. they're expressing outrage at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> think repair work to do. think have hard questions need to ask of the nsa about what's happening in this program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper, which says the nsa listened in on german chancellor angela merkel's phone calls as far back a
ABC
Oct 30, 2013 5:00am PDT
and suspended the license. most of the staff, then, left. >> today, a top obama administration official faces a grilling before congress on the bungled rollout of the health care reform plan. katie marzullo has a preview. >> health and human services secretary will answer questions about healthcare.gov at 6:00 a.m. from prepared testimony we know she will blame the problem on the contractors who built the website. documents show the main contractor warned the government of the problems a month before the site went live. they wrote "we don't have access to monitoring and hub services are intermitently available." obama administration official who was responsible for the launch of the site has said he is sorry. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> this or, republicans will want to know when will the sites really be ready? how many have actually purchased insurance in why are some consumers seeing their current plans canceled when they were assured by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing number of republicans ar
FOX News
Nov 2, 2013 4:00pm PDT
number of successful enrollments on hand. and memos from the obama administration show that six people managed to sign up the first day the website went live. the administration is promising a tech surge will fix the trouble. health and human secretary services kathleen sebelius said the site should be up and running bite end of the month. the republicans say it goes dealer than a troubled website? >> yes, when the number of people losing the health care plan system vastly greater than those signing up in the obama health care website there is a problem. dan coates challenged the president that people can cope their health care if they like it. >> tell that to the people in florida who received cancellation notices and 1 million californians that may see health insurance plans disappear and tell that to the tens of hoosiers in my state that see similar notices a ratifying in their mail boxes. >> even if the his honor company drops a plan they have to offer comprehensive plans that meet obama care standards. nlaw makers learned that we would have to wait until the middle of the month an
FOX News
Oct 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
-- >> according to news reports, the obama administration knew for at least three years that millions, millions of americans would not be able to keep their health coverage. >> now, we know this morning is the president knew these letters were coming. >> the president kept saying, you know, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. your premiums will be going down. but, in fact, the letter is completing contradictory to that. >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. period. first, no matter what you've heard, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under the reform proposals that we put forth. if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. i don't want to interfere with people's relationship between them and their doctor. >> as the law states, if you had a plan on the individual market that you wanted to keep, you could keep it, but the law
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. reporting on obama care, allegations administration is trying to sal silence doubts about the rollout and edward snowden's latest bombshell. they listened in on friendly global leaders and american's top spy said there is nothing new. i'll talk to glenn greenwald, what he says. >>> catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world and catch this wave and you may land in the record books. i'll talk to a surfer on what it is like to hang ten on a 100-foot ocean wave, only here. >>> we begin with big new developments in the obama care story. this is different from the political war fair you see night after night on the partisan news channels because health care reform is so i'm fortablet we're doing what we can to turn down the noise and turn up the facts. item one, a document that clearly shows when the white house got the warning the healthcare.gov website was a disaster in the making. >> reporter: cnn learned at the obama administration was warned in september the obama care website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor, cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overseein
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
obama administration was warned in september the obama care website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor, cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overseeing the healthcare.gov rollout. it warned of risks and issues. the report gave the highest priority thing to things like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are intermittently unavailable, short for the site isn't working sometimes. cgi in september said they are putting a team in place ato alert when the hub goes down. the head of cms, the agency that received the report kicked off testimony by saying she's sorry. >> we know consumers are edge tore purchase this coverage and millions of americans that attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marlin was peppered with questions about when she'll have rollout numbers for obama care. she stuck to a scrip. >> we'll have them available mid november, mid november, mid novembe
ABC
Oct 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
: good morning, john and diana. the obama administration is apologizing for the botched obama care rollout. and today, the person in charge takes the hot seat. today, the woman who manages obama care, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, faces congress. she will blame the failures of the healthcare.gov website on the contractors who built it. but documents show that the main contractor warned the government about issues with the site before it went live, raising questions about whether the administration should have delayed the launch of the health care marketplace. admitting healthcare.gov has not performed properly, the obama administration apologized to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: republicans say problems with president obama's health care law go beyond healthcare.gov woes. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. >> reporter: republicans point to these comments made by the president as he attempted to explain the complicated reform plan. >> if yo
WHUT
Oct 29, 2013 9:30am EDT
the program, as mort is saying, this is going to be a permanent stain on the obama administration and the whole idea of government as efficient and effective. >> funny that didn't half after the prescription part d had problems and nobody has given up, i believe, twitter had problems. i believe the rollout of the iphone, apple had problems. people -- excuse me, people who are going on this website with most of them would crawl over broken glass in order to get health coverage. and when they are not sitting home waiting for the cable guy to come, you know, people put up with inconvenience in a lot of areas and it's going to get better. >> did anybody buy insurance through the exchanges? >> me? >> 700,000 people have completed it. >> how many millions who weren't able to get through. >> the very trouble things here, john, is that the exchange is the heart of this program. the heart is not working in the first few weeks scares everybody involved. you can use the phone. it's high-tech. but a phone bank -- >> here's the data. delaware had one enrollee. alaska 7. wisconsin had 50. oregon no
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
voices. the obama administration trying to block as well further investigation of benghazi. we'll tell you how next. stay with us. Ñ@ç@çpçpçpç÷ñox >>> new details are emerging about the national security agency's massive spying operation. according to "the washington post," the nsa secretly broke into the main communications links that connect yahoo! and google data centers around the world. and the italian media is reporting that the nsa spied as well on the vatican, spying on both pope benedict and pope francis. the nsa has now just issued an outright denial of the italian media reports. and unless you think the united states is alone in spying efforts, the russians are trying to keep up with us. russian operatives reportedly handing out goody bag to world leaders who were attending september's g-20 summit meeting. it turns out the russians were giving the delegates souvenir usb drives, phone chargers and teddy bears they had bugged. they bugged a teddy bear. who would have imagined? the russians deny the italian media report. joining us for more on benghazi and other for
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 2:00am EST
idea of deferring has not only the obama administration and the democratic party appeaplectic, t insurance is scared because of the individual mandate because the result will be to tear up their business model as you know and tear up profits. we're looking at the prospect here, if there isn't careful reasoning and a careful understanding amongst everyone here about a direction to head toward that we're talking about one-sixth of the economy that is now vulnerable because a website, as the president put it, didn't work because obama care itself is built now on what we see as a very, very faulty assumption and presumption because of the mandate that young people are going to sign up for health care that they typically do not need. these riks are very high. where are the republicans headed now, and what is the course you all will follow? >> well, we are going to continue to get to the bottom of this. you know, you pointed out one major issue here, and the cybersecurity issue, as you heard, that we're very concerned about that. you know, there are americans who are managing to get on
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >>> things could be turning around for the affordable care act. a senior official in the obama administration says signing up is a little easier now. the chief telling a senate committee this morning that the site can process thousands of applications per hour with almost no errors. the obama administration says the website will be running smoothly for most people by the end of november. >>> and the senate is set to resume debate on a discrimination bill. it would ban employer from discriminating against gay, and transgender individuals. >>> there are new revelations about a miami dolphins offensive linemen accused of being a bully. two people familiar with the situation selling the associated press that ricci incognito sent racist and threatening text messages to his teammate martin. >>> doctors take an oath. they say they will do no harm, but there is a new report that aledges that doctors did just that. planning and participating in torture all in the name of national security. al jazeera's tom akerman has more. >> reporter: is how the head of the u.s. army command describes
Comedy Central
Oct 29, 2013 7:30pm PDT
tell me that it's not the only change that they're making to the site. >> the obama administration's promising it will be largely problem-free by the end of november. >> we've got people working overtime 24/7. to boost capacity and address these problems every single day. and let me be perfectly clear. these people will not be given breaks. [laughter] many of these people are children. >> jon: you know, i do think -- i do think -- like that? i do think i may have spotted one of the problems affecting why the healthcare.gov site is so slow. apparently the servers are being overloaded by news casters from every single network trying to log on. no network has been loggier than our pals at cnn that want you to know they have a clock. >> we're almost 13 minutes in and she's been locked out time and time again. >> one making progress. the others going slow and now slower. one person is reaching out to get help online. we'll find out halfway into the live obama care signup effort. so far we're seeing progress, serious set backs. >> you may like the options. you don't know i
CBS
Oct 29, 2013 4:30am EDT
, 2013. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on friendly heads of state. it's part of a fallout following revelations that the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is calling for total review of u.s. intelligence programs. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there is no final decision yet from the white house about ending these spying programs. the white house may be waiting to see what happens here in congress. and more lawmakers are now calling for changes including the head of the senate intelligence committee. senate intelligence chairwoman dianne feinstein expressed outrage that the u.s. spied on allies including german chancellor angela merkel. she issued a statement monday saying i am totally opposed. the wh
CBS
Oct 31, 2013 7:00pm EDT
>> pelley: good evening, for 31 days now, the obama administration has been telling us americans by the millions are visiting the the new health insurance web site despite all of its problems, but no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policy vbz purchased, and this may be the reason. cbs news has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start. sharyl attkisson atained documents that haven't been seen by the public until now. early early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice a day war room meetings from medicare and medicaid services after the web site failed on october 1. they were turned over in response to a document request from the house oversight commit pep the web site launched on tuesday. publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. but at a meeting wednesday morning, the war room notes say 6 enrollments very occurred so far. they were with blue cross blue shield of north carol, caresource, and health care service corporation. by wednesday afternoons enrollments were up to approxi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 5:00am EDT
the white house with an urgent request. he wanted the obama administration to speed up or promise additional military equipment for the armed forces in iraq. at the end of the meeting president obama said that the u.s. was committed to helping iraq fight al qaeda, but did not give specifics. >> throughout this discussion the main theme was that the united states wants to be a strong and effective partner with iraq. >> translation: we had a common vision about all issues we discussed, when diagnosing the return of terrorism to the middle east. we talked about ways to counterterrorism and we had similar positions and ideas. >> the obama administration wanted concrete promises from iraq's prime minister that he would change the way he governed in iraq, making it an inclusive prospect leading to the election. they said that was the goal, but didn't out line what, if anything, they agreed to. >> in yemen the organization drafting the constitution said it would ban child marriages, we have that report from the capital. outlawing the practice will not be easy. >> when nora was 11 years o
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
these daunting realities, the obama administration maybe in the midst of a strategic re-evaluation of our role in the region, one that is far more modest in ambition, more temp rate in expectation and use of the diplomatic, not military resources. this stands in stark contrast of the george w. bush administration to deliver a freedom agenda sometimes through the barrel of a gun that would bring democracy to a region that has known mostly misrule. that doctrine or its application proved entirely unworkable as the society's freed of their authoritarian shackles had nothing on which to build. we may be relearning this in libya as well. these setbacks and the realization that democracy building is a generational undertaking must not lead us to disengage from the region. the forces freed by the arab spring will not be contained, and i still believe they can lead hundreds of millions of people to more representative forms of government, more economic opportunity and we must hope more tranquility and peace within their borders. the united states needs to help build institutions capable of
CBS
Oct 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT
obama administration to act fast and push the enrollment for obamacare back. >> reporter: with the white house working on website repairs, members of both parties are talking about delays in implementing parts of the affordable health care act. a supporter of the law is leading an effort to allow the march 31st enrollment for the deadline to slide. >> the roll out has been a disaster. i'm proposing we extend when people can enroll. >> reporter: extending the enrollment period would give consumers valuable time to choose a plan that's best for them. republicans have similar ideas. >> it's harder and harder for them to justify why they wouldn't delay the individual mandate as well. i think you'll see them responding to the failure of this policy. >> reporter: today as the first family headed for sunday services, the president declined to comment. >> come on, guys, we're going to church. >> reporter: his administration is moving ahead. they believe if they can get the website working by the end of november, calls to delay will die down. there are even more problems over the weekend fo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the obama administration has been saying that millions of people visited the website to signup for health care, but the actual number who enrolled was extremely low. >> reporter: even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. but just how many people have gotten stuck or enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now? >> you have no numbers on who has enrolled? >> we'll have those numbers available mid-november. >> reporter: but exact enrollment numbers were off to a slow start. by the end of the second day only 248 people has enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic considering the site had nearly 1 million visitors in the first 24 hours. some are calling for kathleen sebelius to be fired because of the problems. now he is demanding answers on enrollment numbers through a somebody, in a statement issa said . . . >> reporter: secretary sebelius insists enrollment numbers to the site are not reliable right now. they are be released by mid-november. meanwhile she said the site is up and running and accepting indications albeit a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
from the obama administration. >> the obama administration has two levels of support. non-lethal equipment, and they promised to-- >> lethal equipment being what, trucks, and what's called some of food for the rebels has been provided in the last few months. but none of the assistance that the state department has promised has been reached to the opposition on the ground. the fear that we have because that weakened the opposition, that's the increased presence of some organizations like al-qaeda, which right now is considered one of the largest organizations as a threat not only for syria as a country but to the whole region. >> news shows that the saudi arabians are moving forward in parallel to u.s. efforts or really outside of u.s. efforts, going on their own. tell us more about it and why. >> well, i think this has happened already to say that they have not done that i think is untrue. they've been funding different groups in syria. they have funded, wholly funded basically islam, and they are funding the isis, which is al-qaeda and iraq and syria. they have been funded, and
KICU
Oct 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
the fix is in. the obama administration sets a deadline to get the obamacare website working again. in our cover story today.... a retailer synonymous with luxury, is accused of racial profiling. plus...we'll hear the analyst who predicts we're headed into a new era of low gas prices. and.... a critical few days ahead for tech. what one trader is seeing in the charts, that he likes. that's all ahead on today's first business! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning! it's monday the 28th of october and i'm bill moller. angela miles is off today. in today's first look: analysts expect the technology run, should run on. the pace was set last week by amazon and microsoft. the baton is passed this week to apple and linkedin. the markets open this morning with a lot of positive energy. the dow starts trading about 120 points from its all time high. a 13 year high for the nasdac and that there is a record high for the s&p 500. for 2 weeks straight, gold closed higher. energy stocks were up friday though they posted a loss for th
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 6:30am EST
obama administration that it would not be ready tro go live on october 1st. we know the administration says it needs until the end of november to fix the technical glitches. that's two months after it launched. to comment the penalty for not enrolling under the new law is effectively waved for six weeks. the new deadline will be march 31st. if you are one of the estimated 15 million americans who buy your own insurance, you are not employed through an employer or insured through an employer, you have to sign up for coverage by the deadline or face a penalty. you can do that through your insurer or go to the government changes, assuming healthcare.gov works one day. >> 8.5 million of 15 million could qualify for a subsidy. the affordable part of the affordable care act may be a misnomer for 6.5 millions that didn't qualify. we talk to a couple in carolina whose old policy is no longer available. >> gregs and his wife got an unpresent surprise - health premiums are doubling. they pay $629 to cover themselves and daughter sophie. in a letter blue cross blue shield of north carolina says i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
obama administration to cut off all ties with the country with who it's had a long standing political and military relationship because of these political problems. >> with that said one. points secon secretary kerry isg while he is in cairo, this interm government cannot exist in perpetuity. it needs to get on with the business of constitutional reforms and establishing elections for a new democratically elected president and parliament. and it need to take on has to steps much soonerrather than later. >> let's talk about this visit to ki cairo. we didn't know about is unti une landed. >> which makes you think iraq and afghanistan. extremely dangerous places. >> what are the security concerns and the relationship between the two countries is clearly not what was. >> it certainly was telling the u.s. state department did not want to announce or confirm this was even a possibility. and that sends a diplomatic signal. it says the u.s. is very much disapproving of how the interim egyptian government has been functioning in the last five months since july 3rd. when you don't make a big hu
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 11:00am EDT
will pick up over the weekend. >> thank you very much. the obama administration has been saying that millions of people have already visited the affordable care act website, and the problem is, that's only one barometer for failure. and the other problem is those who have actually assigned up for the exchanges. >> reporter: even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems >> right now, the website is too slow, and people have gone stuck >> but just how many people have gotten stuck or how many have enrolled are figures that the obama administration has been denying the public for days now. >> you have no numbers on who has enrolled? >> we'll have them mid november. >> exact numbers in the first days were off to a slow start. by the second day, only 248 people had enrolled nationwide. unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee requested and released the notes. and he's one of the republicans already calling for health and human secretary, kathleen sebelius, to be fired over the website glitches, and now he's demanding answers on ep role. number
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
heard from the obama administration. >> i want to apologize to you the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> but what about the people who want nothing to do with this website? because they already have insurance they are happy with. she continued to say americans can keep plans they like and republicans hammered her for it. >> i am aware that there are issuers are canceling their old plans and -- >> what you said about keeping your health care plan isn't true? >> no. they can keep it. >> no, they can't. they just got cancellation notices. why are you saying you can? i don't understand. >> all right. time has expired. >> that point about keeping your health care plan, that's an important one. how many times did we hear this from the president? >> if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. period. if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. period. >> but that was never the whole story. it was simply not credible that the obama administration and congress woul
FOX News
Nov 2, 2013 11:30am PDT
obama administration says the requirement is necessary to protect a woman's right to decide when or if she wants to have children the judges were not convinced. the decision echoed the 10th circuit ruling. the court ruled against an abortion pill mandate and has relied on that ruling and other instances. another case out of the third and 6th circuit went the opposite way. the split decision may indicate that the supreme court may take on the issue. arthel, back to you. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. >> a big parade is underway in the city of boston. the red sox are holding their victory parade today. looking at that. riding high off their world series win on a float of duck boats. love the duck boats. after beating the st. louis cards in the game six, a stunning turn around a. last year the sox had the worst season in almost 50 years. the win at fenway park ends a nearly century long dry spell for winning a world series at home. good for them. >> so much to celebrate. >> are they going to shave the beards? >> i hope so. i am glad they won, but those beards are horrible. >> it is circa
FOX News
Nov 2, 2013 9:00pm PDT
not in washington. not with the obama administration. it's a badge of honor to simply say, i take responsibility. no consequences. no sanctions. and more often than not, a promotion. this week as i sat in that washington hearing room listening to secretary sebelius who ironically is from kansas, i literally thought i was in the land of oz. democrats were actually congratulating her on a job well done. thanking her for the millions of americans who owe her more than anyone else a debt of gratitude for their health care. really? i know the scarecrow didn't have a brain but there was only one scarecrow on oz. and what planet was i on? did they miss the yellow brick road as they were high fiving each other? and by the way, i didn't see any red heels clicking under that table that would magically turn on that website so that millions could actually get the health care that they were congratulating sebelius about. but apparently their yellow brick road can only hold six people. >> only six people? that means more people have walked on the moon than have signed up for obama care. and lis
FOX News
Nov 3, 2013 1:00am PDT
. not with the obama administration. it's a badge of honor to simply say, i take responsibility. no consequences. no sanctions. and more often than not, a promotion. this week as i sat in that washington hearing room listening to secretary sebelius who ironically is from kansas, i literally thought i was in the land of oz. democrats were actually congratulating her on a job well done. thanks her for the millions of americans who owe her more than anyone else a debt of gratitude for their health care. really? i know the scarecrow didn't have a brain but there was only one sca scarecrow on oz. what planet was on? did they miss the yellow brick road as they were high fiving each other? i didn't see any red heels. clicking under that table that would magically turn on the website so that millions could actually get the health care that they were congratulating sebelius about. but apparently their yellow brick road can only hold six people. >> only six people? that means more people have walked on the moon than have signed up for obama care. and listen to this. of those six that signed u
FOX News
Nov 4, 2013 11:00am PST
rollout. >> thank you very much. >>> pressure growing on the obama administration to let congress hear testimony from the survivors of the terrorist attacks in benghazi. >>> lindsey graham vowing that until that happens, until he hears from them, he's going to block all of president obama's executive branch nominees. u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officers sean smith and tyrone woods, killed in the attack. >> the state department picked a team to look into what happened in benghazi. they interviewed the survivors to tell us as members of congress who have to explain to the families are they being straight and honest with you? it's not too over the top. i shouldn't have to do this. i shouldn't have to make these kind of threats. they should provide in a responsible way those who live through benghazi to be interviewed separate and apart from the obama administration, to find out exactly what happened before, during and after. >> republican congresswoman of florida chairs the house foreign affairs subcommittee on the middle east committee. >> thank you, gretchen. ple
FOX News
Nov 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
obamacare. >> the site is not working 08 is supposed to. >> the obama administration is conceding that some people will have to pay more double-digit increases. john: this halloween politicians give us something we should be scared of, obamacare. >> that product is working. it is really good. john: that is our show tonight. ♪ >> and now john stossel. ♪ john: happy halloween. what scares you? that thing scares me as much as big government and central planning. this is obamacare. this kind of micromanagement takes our money and limits our freedom. government cannot even count votes accurately. now they'reoing to manage our health care? of few weeks ago the president address the failure of this website and made one point that is absolutely true. >> the affordable care act is not just a website. it is much more. john: right. this is so much more. the failure of the on-line exchanges, just a symptom of this disease. government micromanagement. they cannot make a website work, and yet for years the private company offer something called e-health. millions of people go there and comp
FOX News
Oct 31, 2013 10:00am PDT
study that suggest that one of the obama administration job creating ideas was a dud and a cash for clunkers program paid people 3500 and only created 2,000 jobs and the new cars only got half a mile a gallon better gas mileage. and meanwhile, the republicans who are trying to kill the affordable care act insists it will be a job killer. >> a lot of those people have taken employees, and families who are working there and went from full- time to part- time jobs. they are not able to keep the health care plan they wanted either. >> reporter: the white house said no effort of employers cutting jobs or reducing hours because of obama care's requirement. the companies with more than 50 full- time employees provide health insurance. >> i want to bring in stephen moore fox news contributor. >> you know that it is no proof part- time america going that way because of obama care. >> i was thinking about that when wend all spoke about. that maybe the president needs to get out and talk to small businessmen and women in the country who are tellingous fox news and we get people at the wall str
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that
FOX Business
Nov 1, 2013 12:00am EDT
. >> the obama administration is conceding that some people will have to pay more double-digit increases. john: this halloween politicians give us something we should be scared of, obamacare. >> that product is working. it is really good. john: that is our show tonight. ♪ >> and now john stossel. ♪ john: happy halloween. what scares you? that thing scares me as much as big government and central planning. this is obamacare. this kind of micromanagement takes our money and limits our freedom. government cannot even count votes accurately. now they're going to manage our health care? of few weeks ago the presint address the failure of this website and made one point that is absolutely true. >> the affordable care act is not just a website. it is much more. john: right. this is so much more. the failure of the on-line exchanges, just a symptom of this disease. government micromanagement. they cannot make a website work, and yet for years the private company offer something called e-health. millions of people go there and comparison shop. many buy insurance. the website lists d
FOX News
Nov 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
quote rollout debacle and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies. president obama says it's full steam ahead for the controversial law. plus, new nsa leaks pit the spy agency against the administration. did the white house okay the surveillance of our allies? all that and our election preview from new jersey to virginia to colorado. a look at what's on the ballot this tuesday. >>> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch
FOX Business
Nov 3, 2013 12:00am EDT
have chronic connections with the administration. >> we will get to the michele obama one in a moment, but the carney connection should have felt the administration no that they should not have fired these guys. i will give you a couple of examples. if they call that the most recent government of contract, the problems of ontario, they could have had david axelrod of the premier of ontario. the same political adviser. valerie jerry, her daughter married the son of a cabinet minister. john: we have a picture of her. a party together. so you have these back from connections. they could have called and said, these guys any good. no? we are firing okay. we're done. maybe it was tiny towns with me, michele obama's classmate who would have been the chump card. senior vice president. this is part of the way from my perspective house seat gi operates in terms of having connections. when they get in they don't just build and leave the way john mcafee would. the bill then stay and a part of the system which brings them more money. john: all very friendly. recall that crony capitalism. thank you
FOX News
Nov 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
. that's what the obama administration says. their numbers show in order for this law to really work and be sustainable they need about 2.7 million people, young people, young and relatively healthy folks to sign up for exchanges in the first year. the reason they need that is these young people by paying more and not using very much healthcare will balance out the premiums and create a broad risk pool that will -- >> cover the geezers like me who are much more likely to get sick and whose costs would be much higher. i get a break and the young people pay more. >> right. this is campaign style marketing. the obama administration has really thought about this in the exact same way they thought about the presidential political campaigns obama was successful in turning out young people to vote. >> he hired these consult can'ts brilliant about using it. when he set it up he used the government contractors who is saying. >> the obama administration has more experienced doing the marketing side rather than the politics and technical side. that spoiled them here. the issue with the campaign
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
that welcome to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> white house war room notes seem to show exact enrollment numbers for the first two days were off to a slow start. the notes say by the end of the second day, only 248 people had actually enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic, considering that the site had nearly 5 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee requested and rele
KOFY
Oct 29, 2013 9:00pm PDT
site. the jim avila in washington. >>reporter: for the first time the obama administration issued direct apology for health car care.govern. >> i want to apologies to you that the web site has not work as well as it should. >> but no pl ji for the latest dust up over obama care. >> if you lake your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> for 14 million americans who bay private health insurance that may not be true. the. >> now being told they can't. >> julie received a letter from her insurance company saying her private plan no longer exists. >> i'm not going to be the able to afford anything if i ever get sick. >> why is this happening? because insurance companies which offered cheap insurance like julie left 0out basic now required bio bama care. like hospital coverage. maternity. mental health or prescription drug. now forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie new premium would be 210 dollars a month. three times more than she pay now if she takes the insurance company alternative. but 3 independent health care experts tell
FOX Business
Oct 31, 2013 7:00pm EDT
a position, you i don' own it nowe obama administration pulled out we turned into over to iran and made it an iranian proxy. i may be too pessimistic but that is my take. lou: the middle east seems to inspire pessimism with greater experience. >> it does. lou:ly turn to iran. and israeli aircraft striking inside syria, by at the same time, vice president of united states, was going over to capitol hill to lobby democratic lawmakers about removing sanctions against iran. your thoughts about the administration's motive and times, and also the intelligence of such a move. >> i think it is insane. why would we have -- when we have most pressure on the iranians right now, why would we remove that pressure, and give them breathing room, this they want. so they can continue their nuclear weapon development. this -- these sanctions are very effective. and if the senate votes for increase antions, which i believe they should. it will have a even greater impact. now, if the iranians were willing to turnover all 19,000 center fuges, and turnover enriched uranium they have and let the internat
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 11:00pm EDT
asking the obama administration for more help. as mike viqueira reports, nouri al-maliki did so correctly inside the white house. >> it was their first face-to-face meeting in two years as iraq faces threats and doubts over its stability. >> unfortunately al qaeda has still been active and grown more active recently. we have a lot of discussion about how we can work together to push back against that terrorist organization that operates not only in iraq, but also poses a threat to the region and the united states. >> president obama and prime minister nouri al-maliki blame al qaeda for the surge in violence in iraq. tran >> translation: we have a common vision in relation to terrorism and how to counterterrorism. >> over the last year the security situation in iraq has taken a dramaticic downturn. in october alone 979 iraqis were killed in terror attacks. 852 of them civilians. more than 7,000 died since the beginning of this year. with no u.s. combat troops remaining in iraq, and no chance for american boots on the ground in the future, nouri al-maliki is in washington asking f
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. he testified about the obama administration to deal with the war in syria. ford had to answer questions about why the humanitarian situation in syria and neighbouring countries is getting worse by the hour. he had to answer questions about why it is the syrian opposition hasn't been able to get its act together to present a united front at a scheduled peace negotiations with the assad government. ford had to field many questions about whether the assad regime was somehow getting a cover from its main ally and protector russia, because it has been able to hold off the opposition's efforts to overthroe the regime in this lengthy civil war. ford's message was that the u.s. was trying to do things in concert with other countries, not go it alone, to coin a phrase, and he tried to make the point that he and his fellow members of the state department are personally frustrated by the loss of life and by the rampant spread of illness in the refugee population in the countries surrounding syria. that was not good enough for the senators. they want to see concrete action, preferably som
FOX News
Nov 1, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. remember that number. the obama administration well, probably wishes it could forget it. >> these early numbers are embarrassing. nothing short of embarrassing for the administration. they day one six people enrolled. >> probably just overloaded with traffic. >> millions of americans are visiting healthcare.gov which is great news. unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. >> internal memos are showing that six people only six people signed up on day one of the healthcare exchange program. >> what we learned from selected cherry picked leaks from the republican committee is that there are notes out there from a contractor that make estimates about figures related to enrollees in the early days of this process. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given to date. >> now we know why the administration is so secretive about the numbers. >> we don't know if those enrollments occurred. they could have been insiders playing test games. >> we knew there would be low enrollment figures initially. >> numbers don't get better.
FOX Business
Oct 31, 2013 10:00pm EDT
reveals that obama administration knew more than what they were saying for more than 3 years, we learn that white house expected as many as 93 million people to be negatively affected under the president's affordable care act. fox news, chief white house report ed henry. >> reporter: as president obama's top aides. >> individual insurance company, 5% of the population. not the 80% who get insurance through employers, but medicare or medicaid or va . >> reporter: there are new questions about the voracity of that claim after a forbes.com report that in june 2010 official predicted that quote mid range estimate is 66% of small employer plans and 45% of large employer plans will relinquish their grand father status by the end of 2013, meaning there could be disruption and cancel letters coming for millions of people in employer base coverage as well. >> it is what the government forces them to buy. >> reporter: spokesman jay carney would not close the door on possibility of cancellation notices coming. but he said that is up to employers who are seeing the rate of health care cost i
FOX News
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
time line on thursday? >> no one in the entire obama administration asked you not to release the numbers. >> we made the decision not to release the numbers until november. >> you have no idea what those numbers at this point? >> i told you we would release them in midnovember. >> i will take it that you don't want to answer. >> democrats were angry having to defend the roll out of the web site and few blasted the republican colleagues. >> there is a deliberate and systemic attempt on the house and minority in the senate to make it impossible for all americans to receive quality health care, and some of us will not stand for. it we'll stand up and fight for it. health care is a right and not a privilege. >> the administrator called the problems fixable and sets the stage for kathleen sebelius, the health and human secretary to testify tomorrow. we expect fireworks then. >> we sure do. we'll not wait until november for. that >> details later. the main event is tomorrow as mike just mentioned. kathleen sebelius heads to the hill and takes the hottest seat in the town and we'll have
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the obama administration's regulatory agencies, but it's also true that they've affirmed many of the most important and far-reaching decisions of the obama administration's regulatory agencies. one example where it ruled against the administration is in 2011 when it struck down the securities and exchange commission proxy access rule by declaring that the agency failed to conduct a cost/benefit analysis required by law before adopting the regulation. i don't know about you, but i wish the government would do more cost benefit analyses, not less, and i'm glad the d.c. circuit court struck down the failure of the securities and exchange commission, the failure to conduct a cost/benefit analysis which they did. in another example last year the court vacated the environmental protection agency cross state air pollution rule noting it would have massive emission reduction requirements on certain states without regard to the limit set by the statutory text. in other words, they acted beyond their congressional authorization. this was also an example in texas. texas got swept into this cros
PBS
Oct 30, 2013 2:00am EDT
our nation or our allies being attacked. >> reporter: the pressure on the obama administration over the secret programs continues to grow. one small bit of vindication. over the last week, outrage in france and spain after the reports say that nsa swept up millions of phone calls in those countries them nsa director confirmed the report in the "wall street journal" that it was actually french and spanish intelligence agencies that did the surveillance and passed it on to the nsa. >> we need to look at and make sure that we are not just gathering intelligence because we can but gathering it because we need it. >> the intelligence officials told congress yesterday allies spy on each other. it's part of the business. but the damage from these weeks has been done. john and diana. >> karen travers, thank you. >>> just across the potomac at arlington national cemetery there was a solemn ceremony. the eternal flame at kennedy's gravesite was reignited. new gas lines were installed. the anniversary of kennedy's assassination is three weeks away. >>> "wall street journal" reports blackberry
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
are two things that the pakistani deposit is accusing the obama administration of doing. one of violating pakistani sovereignty by launching a military attack on pakistani soil without islamabad's permission. the other thing that islamabad is accusing washington of doing is essentially scuttling - that's the pakistani's word, an effort to broker peace talks with the taliban. the pakistani's are arguing with the death of hakimullah mehsud, everything that they have been trying to achieve has been put back to square one. as a result the pakistani citizens will be at a higher risk of suffering from taliban attacks within the borders. >> hasn't the pakistani government been cooperating with the u.s. and the c.i.a. drone program all along. >> it's quite by assumed that the pakistani government has cooperated with the bush administration and the obama administration on the drone strike program. it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks - some would argue out of a sense that the pakistanis haven't been doing enough to crackdown on taliban and al
FOX
Nov 3, 2013 6:00am PST
interviewed separate and apart from the obama administration to find out what happened exactly what happened before, during, and half, and i'm so sad to say to the families that a year later the congress doesn't really know what happened. >> but we're talking about someone like jay johnson or janet yellin. how long are you pry paired to hold up their nominations and everyone elses -- >> people who are doing and need to do important work for the country. >> the only way this will work is if my colleagues say we support his request to work with the administration, and look at the end and find out what happened before during and after. how did they know ab a cable coming out saying we can't defend this place against an al qaeda attack. how can the secretary of defense know that and not the secretary of state. i'm hoping that will relent -- >> if they don't? >> i will ask my colleagues to stand up to the obama administration. don't let them get away with this. can you imagine if this was george w. bush saying you can't talk to anybody? >> okay. "60 minutes" ran a story where they spoke
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
od the actions of the nsa harmful. he is still wanted by the obama administration and despite the contact with the german members of parliament he remains in russia. ♪ >> some big name players in the n.f.l. received bad news today. michael eaves is here with sports. michael. >> yeah for two different reasons. >> justin blackman has been suspended indefinitely without pay for a violation of the substance abuse policy. he was suspended for the first four games of this season for violating this policy. marking the third violation of this policy in 18 sponts. 18 months. the bengals have lost atkins for the rest of the season. atkins signed a 55 million-dollar contract before this season. this injury comes less than a week than the bengals lost four players to injury during a blow out win to the new york jets. >> and the new york yankees are signing derick jeter to a 12 12 12 million-dollar contract. guaranteeing he will play his entire career with the yankees. the all time leader in hits, games and stolen bases and has been part of five world series championship teams. >>> those are
FOX News
Nov 2, 2013 10:00am PDT
obama administration needs 39,000 people to enroll a day to meet its goals and make the system work. the white house calls those, quote, rough figures, and says it will reveal enrollment numbers for october in mid-november. white house press secretary jake carney says it will be a slow build. >> it's no question it's been made more challenging by the poorly functioning website and that's on us and that's why we're dedicating the resources and the brainpower to get it fixed. >> carney says the obama administration expects the numbers for october to be, quote, relatively low. patty anne. >> all right, thanks. >>> fox news alert. investigators are gathering more evidence this morning as things start to get back to normal at los angeles international airport. after yesterday's shooting that killed one tsa agent, injured other people and impacted travel for thousands across the country. police say he was allegedly on a mission to kill asp tsa agents as possible. he is now in custody at a hospital where he was taken after being wounded in a shootout with airport police. dominic dinotoli j
SFGTV2
Oct 29, 2013 8:00pm PDT
happy you joined us for a town hall with mayor ed lee with the obama administration on the action on immigration founded here just a few blocks away. that what matters is we have a mare that understands the issues a nearest and dear it to us and that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few questions then we're going to open
PBS
Oct 31, 2013 11:30pm PDT
concerns. we know the obama administration would like to be -- would like to leave a positive -- a positive environmental legacy. >> i have to ask you. why are the first three phases done? what is the difference? >> it is the increase in production. the additional 830,000 barrels per day. when you have an industrial project, it is not the same thing as being able to see the great wall of china from space. the magnitude of this project is monumental and there are environmental issues that need to be dressed. instead of trying to completely stop this project, i would hope that they would make sure the industry is held to the highest standards in the production of this oil. if the market is there -- >> the environmental impact study that was done, even that report came back from the epa, there are some things in this report that are not substantiated. if you look at the technologies being used to build this pipeline, no kidding, no college boy effort, they have gone the extra mile to make sure there is little to no impact. all the states where this pipeline would travel through have n
CBS
Nov 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
execute. and execution has been -- one senior member of the obama administration said to me this week, that they were dealing with all of this their real achille's heel throughout. just for exactly the reason that david laid out that we all seen computer systems that roll out badly. always getting microsoft updates to our operating systems and so forth. that would have argued in favor of the obama administration making sure that this system was being test run for six months or a year before it came out. which is what most technology companies will tell you in large, complex piece of software requires. instead they gave this weeks. and that is actually i think where the investigative focus should be, why they tried to go do this so fast and so on the fly. >> in some cases they gave days, companies that were going to be working and needing the systems to tap in to, online insurance, private insurance companies they got the information from the white house two days before the site went live they weren't able to get down the testing that they would have required. yes, this website is goin
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